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Postby Simulacrum » Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:43 pm

One more, this one says he should be good for this season (I believe he's a free agent next season) :-?

NEWSDAY- Cliff Floyd is scheduled for an ultrasound of his kidneys today after a team physical revealed above-normal creatinine and blood urea-nitrogen levels -- two early indicators of renal failure.
Floyd won't know the results until Wednesday, when he returns to see a local specialist. But he's already developed high blood pressure and high cholesterol, two more genetic markers from his father, and Floyd said there is blood in his urine. It's unlikely that Floyd's condition will affect his status for this season. However, it could potentially shorten his career.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:10 pm

_Simulacrum_ wrote:Oh jeebus. Wish you'd posted this yesterday, I just drafted Floyd this morning.

It says he can play for the moment though, and that he needs to make drastic changes to his diet. I gotta think if this kidney thing doesn't take him down, eating a much healthier diet could actually be good for him on the field.


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Postby Simulacrum » Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:13 pm

acsguitar wrote:
_Simulacrum_ wrote:Oh jeebus. Wish you'd posted this yesterday, I just drafted Floyd this morning.

It says he can play for the moment though, and that he needs to make drastic changes to his diet. I gotta think if this kidney thing doesn't take him down, eating a much healthier diet could actually be good for him on the field.


haha My team is going to crush you!


Not bloody likely. I have a secret ace up my sleeve I have yet to play. }:-)
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:06 pm

_Simulacrum_ wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
_Simulacrum_ wrote:Oh jeebus. Wish you'd posted this yesterday, I just drafted Floyd this morning.

It says he can play for the moment though, and that he needs to make drastic changes to his diet. I gotta think if this kidney thing doesn't take him down, eating a much healthier diet could actually be good for him on the field.


haha My team is going to crush you!


Not bloody likely. I have a secret ace up my sleeve I have yet to play. }:-)


It better not be my secret ace!!
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Postby go_jays_go » Thu Mar 09, 2006 5:22 pm

Well hopefully he's alright and I wish him the best. It's fun to watch him play. He's also on one of my fantasy squads so a speedy recovery would be nice. O:-)
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:11 pm

I dont have him in any of my leagues, but news like this is terrible. Good luck to Floyd with everything.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:15 pm

Good news for Floyd.
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PORT ST. LUCIE - Cliff Floyd received the news he expected, but the Mets outfielder clearly was relieved after tests last week with a local specialist confirmed he is not in immediate danger of any serious kidney problems.
"I'm good. No concerns. It's all normal. Well, not normal, but enough to keep me from being worried and keep everybody from being worried," Floyd said yesterday at Tradition Field. "I'm just happy to erase all this stuff and worry about baseball."

Floyd's father required a transplant more than 20 years ago after suffering kidney failure, so when the 33-year-old left fielder's spring training physical showed signs of precursors to similar problems, he visited nephrologist Dr. Zeidy Roche last week.

Further tests revealed Floyd's kidneys were functioning at 48% of capacity - which is significantly above the level that normally requires dialysis (15%-to-20%). But Floyd said a more intricate ultrasound test administered by Roche revealed his kidneys actually were at 65%, and added that he won't have to take any medication other than "a small dose of medicine to keep my blood pressure down."

Floyd also must alter his diet by reducing his salt intake - "I can't have Big Macs every day," he said - and must get his urine tested several times a year as a preventative measure.

"But as far as actually being sick, I'm not sick at all," said Floyd, who annually has donated to the National Kidney Foundation since the late 1990s because of his father's since-stabilized condition. "I'm just happy that everything can go on. This is more so just being really happy to get the opportunity to get ahold of it."

While awaiting the results, Floyd mostly had remained in the Mets lineup before sitting out yesterday's trip to Viera; he even belted a three-run homer Tuesday against Baltimore. He said he's been told not to expect his health situation to affect his availability this season or to shorten his playing career.

"I wasn't tripping on it. ... I just had a good feeling," Floyd said. "When I walked in, the first thing (the doctor) said was, 'I have good news.' I thought that was sweet. I can get back to playing ball. ... I just want to play. I actually feel great right now."
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Postby Simulacrum » Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:27 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Good news for Floyd.
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Floyd also must alter his diet by reducing his salt intake - "I can't have Big Macs every day," he said


No one should ever, ever eat one of those a day anyway. :-b

Hooray for healthy Floyd! What a class act, donating to that kidney charity every year.

Hooray for spring training three run homers as well. :-D
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Postby bselig » Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:39 pm

Floyd is not someone to be relied on anyway. He's someone you draft with a late pick because of his upside, and hope for a healthy season. If he's being drafted as a starter, you stay away from him.
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Postby AdvRider » Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:30 pm

That's too bad, I wish him well. Nevertheless, prolly a good idea to put him on my DND list.

Didn't he announce last year that 2006 would be his last year, then retire -- anyone recall that?
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